A federal regulator has come down hard on an active pharmaceutical ingredient maker in Wisconsin, citing it for nearly two dozen violations, 7 that it calls willful, and recommending a fine of nearly $500,000. But the company, Fontarome Chemical, of St. Francis, WI, no longer operates.
In November, Amgen received a California OSHA citation for an explosion at the biotech last May that injured a hazardous waste disposal employee. Wednesday another explosion was reported at the biotech, this one sending two workers to the hospital.
Worker exposure to methylene chloride, a potential cause of cancer, has landed UCB Manufacturing in hot water with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. And the drugmaker's Rochester,